GaryCon 2020 travel/arrival thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jarlaxle, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    This is for travel stuff...airline/bus/train/rental car/Uber discounts, ride sharing to Lake Geneva, ride sharing from the hotel to Walmart, rides to/from 330 Centre St (if applicable), meeting up on Wednesday, etc. is everyone getting to Lake Geneva?
  2. jim skach

    jim skach Troubadour

    Driving 40 minutes north...
  3. Poindexter

    Poindexter Chevalier

    we'll be making the 12 hour drive from the Central area of New York state.
  4. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Spellbinder

    I think I have about a 3 hour drive north by northwest. I probably could pick up Skach and crew along the way if I had room. ;-)
  5. Jonathan McGough

    Jonathan McGough Level 0 Character

    Driving in from Ontario, Canada.
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  6. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    You are, or a younger Skach is dumping your old ass off so he can party it up with the Waukegan Boyz?
  7. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    Stick it in your ear.
  8. mordrin

    mordrin Spellbinder Staff Member

    Driving there

    And back

    And there again

    And back again
  9. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    From where?
  10. francisca

    francisca Troubadour

    3 hours, nearly the same track as gizmo. Will probably hit Games Plus and Scooby's Red Hots on the way.
  11. mordrin

    mordrin Spellbinder Staff Member

    Just the Chicago suburbs. I wouldn't be able to do that sort of shuttling or come at all if it wasn't a relatively short drive.

    But it's still tiresome (and burns valuable gaming time!).

    Takes me back to the old days of going to GenCon (Milwaukee) and being unable to afford the insane price-gouging hotels, so going back and forth multiple times per con...
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  12. The Josrian

    The Josrian Level 0 Character

    I make the same back and forth run from the Chicago suburbs. It's not ideal, but it certainly stretches the gaming budget!
  13. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    Wish I had that option. 1100 miles each way, here!
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  14. Kubo

    Kubo Level 0 Character

    And here I thought that I was the only dude driving back & forth from the Chicago area to Gary Con. We should start a club with our own T-shirts. LOL. (Let’s be honest, though. We do it to keep our wives who don’t game happy).
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  15. jim skach

    jim skach Troubadour

    In theory, I should drive back and forth - it is literally 42 minutes door-to-door. And it would make the con a hell of a lot cheaper.

    But then I'd miss out on all the social aspects of GaryCon which, in my humble opinion, are what made it a great convention from the beginning. I'm not just there to game...I'm there to game with friends, old and new.
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  16. tellion

    tellion Footpad

    Cheers to that!
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  17. chgowiz

    chgowiz Footpad

    Driving from far north Chicago suburb.

    And if I can't find a room near... I might be doing the drive back and forth thing. :(
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  18. Driving down from Two Rivers Wisconsin. About a 2 1/2 hour drive.
  19. Hiscompter

    Hiscompter Level 0 Character

    Probably driving from Northern Florida...probably stop into Nashville for a break and see old friends then head on up....gotta figure out what to do on the way back
  20. JediSoth

    JediSoth Troubadour

    Driving from Indianapolis on Wednesday and returning on Monday.

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